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. but we did not take account of it and you're right. the data don't tell us. >> i am dr. caroline a physician and health policy analyst. did you look at what seems to be the financial in the economy what stieglitz distinguishes between people that make the pie bigger and just take a larger part of the pipe, equity, capital where they come in and make the company more efficient by the staff and then they don't take that money and invested into another business to do the same thing so the money doesn't go to new companies producing new things and offering new jobs. it just goes to the reverse mortgages. .. we avoided a lot of the issues that you raised, however, by looking at ed and rather than average income. so a further to average, than the fact you have these enormous gains at the top of the average. and so, that's why we choose the median. so we wash out some of that. is that an independent fact your ensuring to explain what's happening to the economy, that job creation in wages and salaries, however you measure it. this just happened to be too neat the perfect way to measure f
on affirmative action. joining us, the author of "mismatch," and welcome. >> nice to be with you. >> host: joining us from new york, the aclu racial justice program serving on the senior staff, welcome. >> thankou. >> host: the supreme court heard a case this week dealing with affirmative action so tell us what happened. >> guest: sure. the case pending before the court was brought by a young lady named abigail fisher, and she said based on race, she was violated, and basically our position in that of many other organizations and individuals was that the university of texas has a fair process in place that expands opportunity for all people and should be allowed to have additional factors in addition to scores to create a learning environment to benefit all students preparing them for a global environment they will enter when they leave school. we made technical arguments about the standard of review that was at issue, but the crux of it was we wanted the university's process was legal, to be upheld. >> host: can you briefly explap how the university of texas, the old revisions of race, a
. the major measure of personality widely used is called the big five. it measures to open to experience. you like the ideas? to come out to your intellectual talks? you're probably high to an experienced the libertarians and liberals are really come up really high. this is how to counter other so often. they like to go to the same sorts of things. conservatives are low. but now, let's look at the three traits that have really associated with sociability. on a black pcb data for extroversion. how much do just that and with a bow? by being of people. liberals and conservatives are identical. the more inch averted, not as oriented towards socializing. the second set is how nice, warm, friendly, how easy is it to get along with you? liberals and conservatives are equal, libertarians are low. conscientiousness. how michiko the pull of obligation because you need to do things for people? something needs to be done your conservatives are the highest, but they're pretty close to liberals. some on this major personality, just as libertarians are really curious, open-minded people, but they're not tha
to this year's lecture, which is funded by nasd, which is now in the, the private broker of the u.s. industry. the focus is on financial regulation and each year we have had a leading public official responsible in some ways for u.s. regulation. this year, our speaker is a tiny bit of a stretch, but not really much at all. ed haldeman was ceo of freddie mac from a 2009 to just a few months ago. while in that role, ed was not really a formal regulator. he was responsible for running a very large public financial institution. freddie mac and its sibling, fannie mae are what are called government-sponsored entities, gics. for years described as private companies at the public mission of supporting housing or more simply, as mixed public-private enterprises. but in september 2008, both institutions failed financially. they were placed in government conservatorship, becoming quite unmixed just public corporations. the gics have had many problems of their conservatorship. ad was not part of that arriving by the year after conservatorship. but add was part of the solution. the risk of running freddi
college town in america by people who ranked us. so when i was elected mayor i got the best spot in the city in front of city hall which is in the heart of our downtown. what are we going to do with this? i got to park benches we were not using anymore in the tree was being cut down. we hollowed out the tree and sliced it into chunks and put flowers in it and created the smallest park in the city. instead of reserve for mayor we have assigned it said reserve for mayor and friends. automatically small things change instantly the way people thought about how much space we use for cars. change was possible on a small budget and it changed the way people protested my decision. they take right away to the parking spot. i didn't anticipate that one. they say the sign says friends right there. that kind of creativity -- in the last thing is, the first is energy in the second is creativity and the last thing as moral authority. i mean in an unambiguous sense of what is right and what is wrong and fair. it is not true of everybody but for a lot of us that same six euro bill as a dinosaur.
>> where did you travel around? >> family and friends helped us out, opened their villages and homes to us, and they took us in, and they took us around, with fighters from their units, and they -- the families were each in different units, and they took care of us. >> what do you think, you know, our colleague here at the americas said that there are believed to be 800 militias. other, you know, other militaries that are particularly viable, however particularly successful, or is it -- is it just a thicket of, you know, small groups that are just each handling their open little region? >> there are baaal yons and brigades trying to move -- i spent time, the only place i can talk about, there's a military conference, with five or six people on there, and then you have the brigades there, leaders of the brigades, and then you have units underneath them. they have a hire hierarchy stru. i don't know if the structure at the top is executed at the bottom, but there's coordination between the individual units because when they get together, when they decide they want to carry an
adopted a long-term change in the way students borrowed money to go to college. and it used to be for years and years that the government gave money to the banks in the form of guarantees, we would guarantee 90% of the bank loan that the banks made to the students. set ago is side the reserve in case the money didn't get repaid. it turned out the price of the loans went down and the default rate went down once you made the rates down, people could afford to pay it. we started letting the students to pay it at fixed percentage of north carolina. nobody had to drop out of school because they borrowed money. [cheering and applause] what the president did because he knew we needed more people to get college degrees the cost of college was killing people. we dropped from zenned in the world to 16th. the percentage of the people graduated from college until we are almost first in a percentage that go. it's because the cost and people thinking that can never pay it back. it's a big deal. what happened when president obama and the congress adopted the so-called direct student loan p
't said will be used against you. the phrase for someone it's no introduction as often is. in this case it applies. jamie dimon is not simply the head of one of the principal financial institutions in this country, jpmorgan chase, but i believe has emerged as one of the most important and influential spokesman to the world of finance and business in the united states. the wait is going to work today to see and i are going to have this conversation for a few minutes and then we will open it up to you for your questions. one or two conflicts of interest in the table. jpmorgan chase is a corporate member of the council on foreign relations. whenever a 175 corporate converse amanda shareholders the company. i'm forsch landed distinct minority shareholder and i wish it weren't have to present a conflict, but alas it's not. so there you go. mr. dimon is suspect and if you know is that greek heritage. in the last 24 hours the chancellor of germany has been visiting the country of your ancestors of their forebears. how worried are you and what it might mean, not just for grace and not sonatas f
. and secondly, we will get to the bottom of it. wherever the facts lead us, we'll make clear to the american public. whatever mistakes i made will not be made again. when you look in president, martha, it seems to me should look at his most important responsibility. that is caring for the national security of the country in the best ways to look at how he handled the issues of the day. >> congressman ryan. >> weimar in the last of these four americans who were murdered. when you take a look at what has happened in the last few weeks, and they sent the u.n. ambassador got to say that this is because of a protest and youtube video. it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this is a terrorist attack. he went to the u.n. and in his speech, he said six times he talked about the youtube video. look, if we are hit by terrorists, will call up what it is, a terrorist attack. our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment regarding him. should we have it very detachment regarding our benghazi, please renew there was an al qaeda with arms? this is becoming more troubling by the day. >> all
that will have the greatest influence abroad that the still has what it used to have. and which doesn't look like it does now. we are moving along. i have two more questions for them. i want to turn to you and get one or two questions or maybe three in quickly from the audience before we go back in the next thing. it will be on the theme of american decline and american influence. if you have a question, that's half baked in your mind. you have another seven minutes to bake it. tom, i think jessica's assessment makes a lot of sense. it seemed infused with hope. [laughter] in the context of the political situation that we're likely to face in the country. based on what you believe is possible in terms of 2013, what can the president do if nick? -. >> well, let me name a couple of points. one is that i start from the position of being something of a america nationalist. i believe america place unbalanced constructive role in the world. if we are weak end at home. the kids won't grow up in a different america. they are grow up in fundamentally -- that the united states provide. we are per expect we
to choose a school. a lot of my teachers, my english teacher, chris dunne is here with us today and all the teachers. [applause] it was a really tough school, but order was kept by one of the scariest diseases you could think of, mrs. jenkins. but you know what? i learned at my high school a lot more than how to pass exams. i love to get on with people from all backgrounds, whoever they were. i wouldn't be standing on the stage today without my comprehensive school education. [applause] so britain gave me -- so britain gave me, my family a great gift to my parents never have come to a safe secure childhood. and you know my parents didn't talk much about their early life. it was too painful. it hurts too much. the pain of those they lost, the guilt. but i believe that their experience that they brought up with david and myself differently as a result because having several assaults, date instilled our duty to ease the struggles of others. and this came not just from my parents experience, it came from the fabric of our childhood. there were toys and games. i was actually it dallas fan, b
here including pew which is always kind enough to share with us what catholics are thinking of doing in terms of the election. i picked out four different topics that i think are interesting or important from our analysis throughout the election. these four -- the first looking at catholic vote as a bellwether vote. it is true as mark noted that the winner of the catholic vote is the winner of the popular vote and 25% of voters are expected to be catholic in november. the draw of catholic candidates among catholic voters, we have two catholic vice presidential candidates which is truly a unique circumstance. we get a lot of questions that care about does it matter? does one draw catholics more than the other? the third thing would be how important turnout is going to be here. we heard about that and hope to show you that turn among different subgroups that will likely be important in determining how the catholic vote goes. and family looking what the role the church has been the election season and how it potentially affected catholic vote. previously how catholics have voted weeing
used by government offices today where the pension office of the department of interior was first located and then move to the patent office building. you know it as the grant structure that houses two smithsonian museums. the dolley madison house where jennings live with his mistress until he became free in 1847, that also is there today. paul jennings would have been on the cellar level. after the burning of the white house, the madison white house never lived in the white house again. the temporary white house became the octagon. the octagon is another of the buildings still in washington. it was there that james madison signed the treaty again that ended the war of 1812 and jennings writes that on that occasion everyone in the household was thrilled to hear that news had finally arrived. jennings said he played the president's march on the violin. 7s were instructed to pour wine literally including for themselves and jennings rights that the french steward was drunk for two days. never he said was there such an exciting time in washington. and then there is the white house and
are going to be aggressive whether it is waterboarding for using drones to issue that people simultaneously right now. there is convergence getting the troops out of afghanistan in 2014. convergence. not getting into any other wars or u.s. forces in places like syria. convergence. it's basically true for congress. there are disagreements, but sort of the neocon wayne of the republican party loses the entire war left which is very defining in the bush years. none of that exists anymore. it seems like they've just narrowed the difference. >> governor romney moved towards the president's position of iran as forecast and a preview showed he didn't attack on the idea of talking with iran. there was a remarkable moment -- >> agreed on egypt, too. it was just endless. >> remarkable moment when the president said the lead story on the sunday "new york times" was not true. they reported that there was an agreement for iran and the u.s. to sit down face-to-face and use the words not true, which is pretty remarkable. now, to go behind the curtain on that, there is certainly an opening towards that. we
. >> simon. >> through small follow-up points. too many of us, and not coming to participate in these discussions coming up at a various radio tory hearings, the complexity of the current regulations looks very much like the outcome of an enormous amount of industry lobbying and assistance on the complexity and a lot of added rules. for example, around the vocal role. he said now is so i'm complex unworkable. if you say excuse me and several other americans for feeling, for feeling the industry is playing a deep, clever and wrong political strategy. then prove me wrong. if this is the result of karen's work, change his attitude and becomes cooperative with the ftc or the fdic or any other agency and really shifts away from this incredibly obstructive lobbying, that would be huge and terrific and i'd be happy to write about that offer. two points for caring. i read your papers and i think they're very clear and forthright and you should be commended. but two questions come to me. first of all, do you agree that under current circumstances and current market perceptions, that v
americans if they only knew how it was being used. i and many of my colleagues have sought to find out what the heck they're talking about, and we still don't know. so, um, you know, i suppose maybe someone would say we shouldn't know because it's classified, but i have a feeling that, you know, it's very tantalizing when a senator says the public would be outraged if they knew what i know, and you're o not able to find out. that's sort of impressive, and that's a little bit of a change in the atmosphere. >> scott horton, let me go back to you because scott shane made a point which reinforced a little bit of what david said which is that don't we know about the drones? using that as an example, haven't, hasn't the system worked in the sociological way that david sketched out that there has been significant leaks, and what is it that remains to be known? >> well, readers of the new york times know about the drones, i guess. [laughter] i think we can say that. no, i think, i think journalists have done their work in developing a lot of information about what our national security app
a ball cap and the jersey to work every day. none of us knew each other's last name. you would say sam red sox fan. he tried to get you going. people scurry around you have the energy going on. and as people start to sort of give an camp what's going on. we you have the high energy going on. it could be very, very intox candidating. we don't have constitutional history together to guide us. we don't have parameters that you might have in the northerly workplace. we are just -- we're a workplace without boundaries. we have a man you'll we could give people that was this thick. it was about about five pages. an employee manual. i don't know what we put in it. might have here's how you can get your health insurance benefit. here are the restrooms. you have the energetic group of people and their competitive. and maybe you could even say we're a little bit ambitious. right. you come in to the environment, many people came in without a job. they were volunteers and want to get a job. some people -- they want to get noticed by the right people. and they, you know, and you have people who hav
for because we want to then feel somehow some sense of comfort. friedman has with us at columbia university are an important book called the fatal embrace, defining how we seek refuge in the arms of the great king or the rate reader at the moment and then lose their bearings for the rest of society and that is essentially what happens to escom delete as a group of people. they know what, we don't have much choice because of our numbers. the fact that we don't matter electorally. the amount of intent to the effect committee put upon that they require. and hopefully because he was like having a double headache all day long from day long from the time you wake up in the evening because jews are insistent complainers. complaining is the national pastime for jews all over the world. the amount of money and time being put into jews and to get to vote is an absolute waste of time. i know it's hard to admit you're not part and which are not. i'll tell you why. new york, california, they're not voting republican. the republicans in california have no power. they can't get anything done in the state
period of time. iran uses terrorism as a major tool of international relations. it's a simple as all that. .. of the state of sudan as an area through which they could send equipment through sudan to egypt to the gaza strip. as i said, the case itself is a case it shows the audacity of certain iranians and i think it shows the iranians are -- in addition to talking to them, must be told in no uncertain terms by actions taken by like the action of the u.s. government that the certain times of conduct will never be tolerated. >> dianne from -- [inaudible] wants to know what your assessment is of prime minister netanyahu's public announcement or desire for redlines respect to iraq? i was hoping i wouldn't be asked that question, actually. [laughter] i must admit that understand the desire of the prime minister to draw a line both substantiatively and figuratively. i think his appearance in the united nations was successful in terms of the quality of his delivery and also i'd say the convincing arguments he made. >> generally speaking, we have a very bad experience with redlines. -- drawn red
. at the end of the day, the three of us don't matter. if you're a partisan home, doesn't matter. if you obama it doesn't matter. it ain't about you. it's about the small group of people who have not made up her mind. and when you look at these focus groups and with the results and talk to a lot of these people, they'll say basically the same thing. were just not that into obama, barroso not that into that romney has been an alternative. each debate is going to be a test. can you prove barack obama that we should be into you for another four years? or inspire us to believe you're going to be possibly better for the next four. i don't know if you're one of those people you walk away saying i got it. the lightbulb went off. >> i think obama had a hard time, too. he didn't say some of the questions, where my life now four years after your isn't any better. he didn't give a well narrative. things are better. he going to return up for him. >> expand a rough four years. one of their promised better lines was talking about gas prices. the president was talking i see them time to do about what he woul
the areas of energy developments that will actually help us become energy independent or more energy independent. let's start with coal. america's oracle reserves in saudi arabia has over the reserves that we can't really expand on because we're worried about what cool will do to the environment. here's the irony of this. china is buying are cool. india is buying our coal. they are burning in china or india. it's going the same place. so why are we burning a? if they are burning it, why are we? we can figure out how to burn it in a safer, cleaner way that we are, but the obama administration has put the just say no to coal. will that cuts out half of your present source of electrical power this country. see tommy hunt country can grow. a country that grows the need for energy. you tell me how this can of hybrid vehicles plugged into the wall providing more electricity. this is like living in some kind of fantasy land. the great hybrid vehicles have to get plugged into the wall. would have to have about 30, 35% more electricity. we are on a path to less electricity, not more. 50% is g
to denver for a minute. we have governor o'malley joining us live outside of "the spin room". governor, we've been up here talking and sort of looking at other coverage so far, pundits, but mostly talking to even democrats. democrats seemed disappointed in the president last night. people feel mitt romney had a much better debate performance. crass crisper on a lot of policy arguments. push back on that. tell us why he won, if you believe that? >> well, i think that, yeah, governor romney might well have been more aggressive but i don't believe he was more presidential. i believe the president obama handled himself with that dignified reserve is his hallmark. anybody that expected him to come out in an aggressive in your face way has not been watching the president for these last four years. i thought the president was particularly strong tonight, especially in contrasting the two economic views of these candidates. president obama's view of how we fix our economy. much more in line with main strewn americans believe, the middle class believes. the things that president clinton used, balan
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